News and updates for faculty and staff

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Iowa women’s basketball hype: ‘This is not normal’

From Crossover at Kinnick to Caitlin Clark becoming the nation’s all-time leading scorer on Sunday, the Iowa women’s basketball team has captivated the nation. View a photo gallery from Sunday’s game, read what national media is saying, and mark your calendars for the Big Ten Tournament games this weekend.  

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Daylight saving time: Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead on Sunday

For much of the United States, daylight saving time is set to begin at 2 a.m. Sunday. Before you go to bed on Saturday, don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour so you won’t be late for your Sunday morning activities. Enjoy the extended daylight!

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New features will improve security of your university email

To help safeguard your university email account, ITS will be applying a series of updates that will include security tips, safe links, and safe attachments. These features are a combination of tools designed to protect your account from phishing, spam, and malware attacks.


Interested in learning more about Staff Council? Attend this session

UI Staff Council will host an information session for anyone who wants to learn more about representing staff on Staff Council at noon on March 21. The session will take place over Zoom, and you must register in advance. Staff Council nominations are open until April 1. Learn how you can make a difference.

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Know your benefits: Getting medical care while you’re away from home

As spring and summer vacations await, the last things you want to think about is seeking medical care while you are away. But unexpected situations do arise, and we want you to be prepared. Before you leave, we encourage you to consider these tips for getting the medical care you may need when traveling outside of the state.


Cambus schedule changes in place for spring break

Cambus will operate on an alternate schedule during spring break, from March 9 to 16. Service frequency will be reduced on some routes, and service after 8:45 p.m. will be provided by the On-Demand Shuttle. There will be no service on March 9, 10, or 16.

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Planning for summer? Check out this list of local kids’ camps, activities

If you are starting to think about activities to keep your kids busy and engaged this summer, check out this list of local summer camps and programs. Slots can fill up fast—and some already may be filled—so look soon to see what your child may be interested in.

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Nominations for Kid Captain 2024 still open

Children with life-changing stories about their care at UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital touch all our hearts. Nominations are now open for Kid Captains for the 2024 Iowa football season, and the deadline is tomorrow, March 8. More information can be found online, as well as stories from the 2023 Kid Captains.

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Chasten Buttigieg to speak at the IMU on March 19

Chasten Buttigieg became a recognizable figure on the campaign trail with his husband, Pete Buttigieg, during the 2020 presidential election. Since then, Chasten Buttigieg has become a bestselling author and been vocal on ways to support education, mental health, and the LGBTQ+ community. He will be speaking at the Iowa Memorial Union at 7 p.m. March 19 as part of the UI Lecture Series.

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Iowa Writers’ Workshop alumni to read from their new books March 19

Two Iowa Writers' Workshop alumni will read from their new poetry books at 7 p.m. March 19 at Prairie Lights Books. Daniel Khalastchi, director of the UI Magid Center for Writing, will read from The Story of Your Obstinate Survival. Nam Le will read from 36 Ways of Writing a Vietnamese Poem.

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3 strategies to help prepare students for their futures

As instructors and staff members, we play a pivotal role in supporting student mental health and well-being and preparing students for whatever paths they take after graduation. As you work to foster a supportive environment on campus, keep these three strategies in mind to make a strong impact on the next generation of Hawkeyes.

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